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Today is the last day for you to reserve your STAMPARATUS.  Today is the last day to be on the list to receive this fabulous new placement tool before Stampin' Up!'s 2018-19 Annual Catalog arrives in June of 2018.  Just click on the cat image to the right, go to my online store and look for the RESERVE box that is special for only this new tool.  You will need to enter you cc information but you will not be charged until it ships (in the middle of March in the order of the reservations as the product arrives in the warehouse).  I will have classes to show you all the wonderful ways to use it ~ just let me know that you have reserved yours so we can get started!  You will not regret this purchase ~ I guarantee it!  Call me if you have questions or if I can help you!  Susan Elise

Mixed Medallions

Berry Burst card Abby

SALE-A-BRATION is coming quickly and includes this card kit ~ MIXED MEDALLIONS.  Abby came by yesterday and made samples of the two cards included in the kit for me ~ thanks Abby!  Everything is included in the kit to make four of each of these cards plus the envelopes.  An easy and quick way to increase your supply of cards or a nice kit to give to someone who loves to craft but doesn't have much time!   The cards would also make pretty invitations if you are planning and event this Spring. 

The hardest part of Sale-A-Bration is 'so many choices'!  But you do have some time ~ it begins on January 3 and ends on March 31!  Thanks for stopping by today and enjoy your weekend!  Susan Elise

Tan card Abby

Lots of Lavender

Swap Card

Lots of Lavender is a SALE-A-BRATION stamp set ~ you can find it on page 8 in the SAB catalog.  If that catalog didn't arrive in your mailbox this month ~ give me a call (757-587-1548) or click HERE to email me.

This is a swap card that we worked on today ~ we = my friend and sister-in-law, Rosie ~ thank heavens for Rosie's help!  Another friend stopped by, Abby, and she worked on another SALE-A-BRATION project ~ I'll post it tomorrow.  Thanks so much for your help, ladies.  Oh and Katy stopped by to pick up her order and get a quick lesson in using the STAMPARATUS.  She was on her way home to reserve one for herself when she left.  If you want to reserve one for yourself (and receive it in March rather than wait until June to order)  go to my online store (the cat on the right side, above) and scroll down a little there is a special box to click on to reserve your very own!

You can still reserve your Stamparatus!

December is flying by, and there are just a few more days for you to reserve your Stamparatus.  The reservation window closes on Saturday, December 30 at 11:50 PM (MT).  This stamping tool will not be available again until the new annual catalog goes live in June.  Let me know if you have questions.  I have used mine today because I am working on a swap for Occasions Catalog samples for you!

In use 1

This is for the inside of the card I am making ~ I am stamping the greeting.

In use 2

I inked up the stamp with my Berry Burst stamp pad and closed the plate on the right.

In use 3

In use 4

In use 5

Sweet Soiree Suite, page 10, Occasions Catalog

It arrived this morning ~

Order arrived 1

UPS delivered a Stampin' Up! box this morning ~ so excited!  The brown box in the left corner is my new STAMPARATUS!  

Order back view

Unpacked.  The back view with the magnet storage area.

Order graph picture

The top side with one of the plates at the top.  The black on the left is a foam mat for stamping with photopolymer stamps.

Order instruction sheet

The instruction sheet that includes a series of pictures and written information.  Today has been my busy-after-Christmas day.  Tomorrow is my Stamparatus Day.  Exciting!  Susan Elise

Christmas cupcake snow family

Cupcake Snowman 1

My family got together for Christmas yesterday at my sister's in Coinjock.  One of the fun activities was making cupcake snowmen like the one above.  And, below, a whole family created by Landon who is now five and thoroughly enjoyed himself!  Merry Christmas!

Cupcake Family

Silver Mini Gable Boxes

Silver boxes

Silver Mini Gable Boxes are on page 13 in the new Occasions Catalog ~ part of the Sweet Soiree Suite.  I combined them with products from the Holiday Catalog (Mini Ornaments on page 12, Foil Snowflakes and Year of Cheer Embellishments on page 37) to take to my family for Christmas.

Silver box for Christmas

Tucked inside is a treat from the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond that I found when I was having tea with friends on December 1st.  Christmas is such fun!

Blends & the new Occasions Catty ~ did yours arrive?

Shannon gives us further lessons using the BLENDS and some of the stamp sets arriving soon ~ in the OCCASIONS CATALOG.  Let me know what you think!  I know we are all so busy getting ready for Christmas but ~ next week we'll have time to play.  Let me know if you can join me for my EMBOSSING PASTE PARTY on the 29th ~ we need to play a little!